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Feb 25, 2020 Charles Dickens
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LibriVox recording of Sketches by Boz, version 2 by Charles Dickens. Read in English by Hamlet A collection of early writings of Charles Dickens under his early pseudonym, "Boz." They first appeared in various publications from 1833 to 1836. Divided into four sections, "Our Parish," "Scenes," "Characters," and "Tales." The first three sections are descriptions of various people and places, and the final section contains fictional short stories....
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Feb 24, 2020 Gabrielle Yerta; Marguerite Yerta Méléra
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LibriVox recording of Six Women and the Invasion by Gabrielle Yerta; Marguerite Yerta Méléra. Read in English by Jael Baldwin; Lynette Caulkins; Sandra Cullum; Alex Khaeliso; KevinS; Rita Boutros A true tale of the wartime resilience of six Frenchwomen whose country town was invaded by the Germans during World War I. - Summary by Jael Baldwin For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the...
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Feb 24, 2020 James David Corrothers
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 6 recordings of At the Closed Gate of Justice by James David Corrothers. This was the Weekly  Poetry project for  February 16, 2020. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; Caitlin Buckley; Ethan Hurst; Newgatenovelist; Lee Ann Howlett and tovarisch. Continuing with our February Black History Month theme, this Weekly Poem is from The Book of American Negro Poetry (1922) by James Weldon Johnson (1871 to 1938). James David Corrothers was an African-American poet,...
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Feb 24, 2020 William Cowper
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 8 recordings of The Negro's Complaint by William Cowper. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for  February 9, 2020.  Read in English by Adrian Stephens; Bruce Kachuk; Newgatenovelist; fshort; Graham Scott; Larry Wilson; Mickey Lee Rich and VelmaCariss. Cowper, an English poet, wrote a poem called "The Negro's Complaint" (1788) which rapidly became very famous, and was often quoted by Martin Luther King Jr. during the 20th century civil rights...
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Feb 24, 2020 Olive Custance
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LibriVox recording of Opals by Olive Custance. Read in English by Nemo At age 16, London blueblood Olive Custance already figured in literary circles shared by Oscar Wilde and John Gray. She later wrote for the "Yellow Book", a notorious British quarterly of the late 1890's, featuring poems, essays, short stories and artwork by many well-known writers and artists of the age. In 1902 she married Lord Alfred ‘Bosie’ Douglas, famed for his relationship with Oscar Wilde. Opals, her...
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Feb 23, 2020 Henry John Whitfield
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LibriVox recording of Scilly and its Legends by Henry John Whitfield. Read in English by Timothy Ferguson A travel journal to the Scilly Islands written in the Nineteenth Century. It records Scillonian legends and folklore. There are brief diversions into period racism. -Summary by Timothy Ferguson For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more...
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Feb 23, 2020 Edith Lavell
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LibriVox recording of The Mystery of the Fires (version 2) by Edith Lavell. Read in English by Mary Escano Mary Louise Gay decided to spend the summer holiday in her family's cottage at Shady Nook. But an unknown arsonist has been setting the cottages on fire and it's up to Mary Lou, her best friend Jane, and their loyal pup Silky, to find out who the culprit is and save the houses and their summer holiday. - Summary by Mary Escano For further information, including links to online text, reader...
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Feb 23, 2020 William Henry Holmes
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LibriVox recording of Form and Ornament in Ceramic Art by . Read in English by Lynne T A study of ceramics in the Americas: its form, function and ornamentation as well as its history. Produced by the Smithsonian's Department of Ethnology. Listeners are referred to the text for the illustrations and figures. ( Lynne Thompson) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page...
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LibriVox recording of The Life and Adventures of James P. Beckwourth, Mountaineer, Scout, and Pioneer, and Chief of the Crow Nation of Indians by T. D. Bonner. Read in English by Claude Stewart James P. Beckworth, born in Virginia at the dawn of our Nation, moved with his family to eastern Missouri settling a few miles below what is now St. Charles. Still young, James began his education in the character of the Indian nations where he gained first hand knowledge of the Indian tactics and at...
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Feb 22, 2020 C. M. Kornbluth
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LibriVox recording of 4 SF stories by C. M. Kornbluth by C. M. Kornbluth. Read in English by Phil Chenevert Four nifty Science Fiction stories by the great C. M. Kornbluth - Summary by philc For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org .
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LibriVox recording of Herbals, Their Origin and Evolution: A Chapter in the History of Botany by Agnes Arber. Read by LibriVox Volunteers Eminent British botanist Agnes Arber provides an authoritative history of printed Herbals -- books widely used in early modern Europe to catalogue the uses of different kinds of plants. While Herbals often reflected pre-scientific and magical beliefs about the properties of plants, Arber's work reveals that they were also critical to the early development of...
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Feb 21, 2020 Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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LibriVox recording of The Brothers Karamazov (version 3) by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. (Translated by Constance Garnett.) Read in English by Bruce Pirie Originally published in serial form in 1879-80, “The Brothers Karamazov” is recognized as one of the very greatest masterpieces of world literature. It is the last and finest novel of Fyodor Dostoyevsky, who died before writing a planned sequel. The story is organized initially around the efforts of adult sons to deal with their cantankerous and...
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Feb 21, 2020 George Payne Rainsford James
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LibriVox recording of The Forgery by George Payne Rainsford James. Read in English by Lynne T Humphrey Scriven is a fine, genial, mercantile man, left widowed to raise three daughters and a son. Two of the daughters marry well although happiness is not enduring. The other defers her marriage, knowing her father disapproves of her choice. The son is a disappointment to his father -- his character is not as generous or kind. However, in time, this son inherits the business, with the exception of...
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Feb 21, 2020 Hugh Lofting
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LibriVox recording of Doctor Dolittle's Post Office by Hugh Lofting. Read in English by Phil Chenevert Doctor Dolittle's Post Office is the exciting third in the series of Hugh Lofting's Doctor Dolittle books. As usual, the Doctor has many adventures while helping his animal friends and the people he meets. At the start book, Doctor Dolittle gets help from the sea birds to help to capture a notorious slave trader and free his captives, then organizes the postal service of a small African...
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Feb 21, 2020 Earl Reed
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LibriVox recording of Tales of a Vanishing River by Earl Reed. Read in English by Tom Hirsch The background of this collection of sketches and stories is the country through which flowed one of the most interesting of our western rivers before its destruction as a natural waterway. This book is not a history. It is intended as an interpretation of the life along the river that the author has come in contact with during many years of familiarity with the region. Names of places and characters...
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Feb 21, 2020 Thomas Mann
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LibriVox recording of Bashan And I by Thomas Mann. (Translated by Herman George Scheffauer.) Read in English by David Wales Simple and unpretentious as a statement by Francis d’Assisi, yet full of a gentle modern sophistication and humour, this little work will bring delight and refreshment to all who seek flight from the heavy-laden hour. It is, moreover, one of the most subtle and penetrating studies of the psychology of the dog that has ever been written—tender yet unsentimental,...
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Feb 20, 2020 William Gershom Collingwood
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LibriVox recording of Coniston Tales by William Gershom Collingwood. Read in English by Phil Benson A selection of poems and short prose pieces grounded in the landscape, history and legends of Coniston in the English Lake District. W. G. Collingwood gave up a promising academic career as a young Oxford graduate to become John Ruskin's personal secretary, living at first in his home, Brantwood, at Coniston. In the spirit of self-sufficiency that typified their community, Collingwood first...
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Feb 20, 2020 Horatio Alger, Jr.
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LibriVox recording of Ben, The Luggage Boy; Or, Among the Wharves by Horatio Alger, Jr.. Read in English by KevinS; Tommy Hersant; James K. White; Luke Castle; Seaquill; Shashank Jakhmola; Knitnlorie; Jackie Graves; Gillian Hendrie Ben, after running away from home, must find a way to survive on the streets. According to the preface, the book was based on a true story told to the author by a real boy named Ben. - Summary by Elsie Selwyn For further information, including links to online text,...
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Feb 19, 2020 Myrtle Reed
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LibriVox recording of Flower of the Dusk by Myrtle Reed. Read in English by Daryl Wor Published in 1908, this is the story of two small families and the agreeable couple who help them. The heartfelt Norths, though clouded by disabilities, maintain the joy of life while struggling through sadness and loss. Their neighbours, the Austins, live comfortably if without much in the way of shared interest. As Eloise Wynne approaches to “bless” the Norths with her amiable fiancé, Doctor Allan...
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Feb 19, 2020 Various
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LibriVox recording of Sammlung deutscher Gedichte 032 by Various. Read in German by lorda; seito; Sonia; Karlsson Eine Sammlung von 20 deutschen Gedichten für LibriVox. Eine Liste weiterer kurzer Aufnahmen (Erzählungen, Gedichte, Märchen, Essays) in anderen LibriVox Sammlungen gibt es hier. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free...
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Feb 19, 2020 Eileen Douglas
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LibriVox recording of Brother Francis - Or, Less than the Least, by Eileen Douglas. Read in English by Tom Hirsch The following pages have been written by my request with a view to making the Soldiers of The Salvation Army somewhat familiar with the life-story of one of the most remarkable men this world has ever seen. While many and varied will be the opinions respecting the methods employed by Francis of Assisi, and while some will doubtless strongly dissent from these methods, yet I think no...
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Feb 19, 2020 Various
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LibriVox recording of Mother Earth, Vol. 1 No. 3, May 1906 by Various. Read by LibriVox Volunteers "Mother Earth was an American anarchist journal that described itself as "A Monthly Magazine Devoted to Social Science and Literature". Founded in early 1906 and initially edited by Emma Goldman, an activist in the United States, it published articles by contemporary activists and writers in Europe as well as the US, in addition to essays by historic figures." (Wikipedia) This...
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LibriVox recording of The World's Best Poetry, Volume 7: Descriptive and Narrative (Part 1) by Various. Read in English by Sonia; Tomas Peter; Jason in Panama; Craig Franklin; Adrian Stephens The seventh of ten volumes of poetry edited by Canadian poet laureate Bliss Carman (1861-1929). This collection, the first of two parts, contains a variety of odes, elegies, addresses, epitaphs and dedications that praise, mourn and remember some of history's greatest and most memorable statesmen (such as...
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LibriVox recording of A History of Our Own Times From the Accession of Queen Victoria to the General Election of 1880, Volume III by Justin McCarthy. Read in English by Pamela Nagami Volume III of this history of Victorian Britain begins in 1856 with the gunboat diplomacy of the Second Opium War and then moves to the harrowing days of the Indian (Sepoy) Rebellion of 1857. In June 1858, Benjamin Disraeli secures passage of the Jews Relief Act and Baron Lionel Nathan de Rothschild takes his seat...
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Feb 17, 2020 O. Henry
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LibriVox recording of Strictly Business: More Stories of the Four Million by O. Henry. Read in English by Warren Kati O. Henry is the pen name of American writer William Sydney Porter (1862-1910). His short stories are known for their wit, wordplay, characterization and the clever use of twist endings. Indeed, O. Henry is often credited with defining the short story as a literary art form. Strictly Business: More Stories of the Four Million, is a collection of twenty-three short stories that...
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Feb 17, 2020 George W. M. Reynolds
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LibriVox recording of The Mysteries of London Vol. IV by George W. M. Reynolds. Read in English by Jim Locke; Brian Keenan; Steven Seitel; GRuss; Rita Boutros; MajorHistory; Gillian Hendrie; Lynne T; Kathryn Phipps; annie70; ibkhan; BrittanyRill; Dr. Lyndon; ChadH94; Lola Janie; Christina Bui; 5Tommy00; Susan Floerchinger; Kathleen Moore; Mairi Patterson; Matea Bracic The Mysteries of London was a best-selling novel in mid-Victorian England, published in four volumes. This is the fourth and...
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Feb 17, 2020 Henry Jones Ford
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LibriVox recording of The Chronicles of America Volume 14 - Washington and his Colleagues by Henry Jones Ford. Read in English by Jim Locke This next volume of the Chronicles of American series investigates Washington's development in the day to day world the various dimensions of the newly conceived Federal government with a president, a congress, a supreme court, a cabinet (his own creation), and a state department. Washington, being a man of great strength and character forged his own way,...
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Feb 16, 2020 Otto Leland Bohanan
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 14 recordings of The Dawn’s Awake! by Otto Leland Bohanan. This was the Weekly Poetry project for  February 9, 2020. Read in English by Anita Sloma-Martinez; Bruce Kachuk; Caitlin Buckley; Ethan Hurst; Newgatenovelist; fshort; Graham Scott; Harmon Lee Busby; Julian Pratley; KevinS; Lily Cui; Larry Wilson; Phil Schempf and tovarisch. Otto Leland Bohanan was born around 1895 In Washington, D.C. He graduated from Howard University and taught English at the...
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Feb 16, 2020 Various
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LibriVox recording of The Black Cat Vol. 01 No. 02 November 1895 by Various. Read in English by dg73; Sonia; Katharina Glowalla; Shanna Lea Warner; Julie Burks; Nemo; ToddHW; NarratorJ The Black Cat (1895-1922) was a monthly literary magazine, publishing original short stories, often about uncanny or fantastical topics. Many writers were largely unknown, but some famous authors also wrote original material for this magazine. In this second issue are included the following 8 stories: "A...
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Feb 15, 2020 Reina-Valera
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LibriVox recording of Bible (Reina Valera) 04: Números by Reina-Valera. Read in Spanish by Joyfull El título "Números" proviene de los dos censos que son característicos de este libro. Sin embargo, el título hebreo "en el desierto" es más descriptivo del libro. Números cuenta cómo el pueblo de Dios viajó desde el Monte Sinaí hasta la frontera de la Tierra Prometida. Pero cuando se negaron a tomar posesión de la Tierra, Dios los hizo vagar por el desierto durante...
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Feb 15, 2020 Jean-Bernard Mary-Lafon
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LibriVox recording of Jaufry the Knight and the Fair Brunissende by Jean-Bernard Mary-Lafon. (Translated by Alfred Elwes.) Read in English by Phil Benson Taulat de Rugimon arrives at the court of King Arthur and stabs one of Arthur's knights. Jaufry, a young and ambitious knight, sets off in pursuit to avenge the insult to Arthur's court. After a series of bizarre adventures, Jaufry catches up with Taulat and wins the fair Brunissende. Originally an anonymous medieval verse romance, written in...
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LibriVox recording of Manners and Rules of Good Society; Or, Solecisms to be Avoided by a Member of the Aristocracy by Anonymous. Read in English by LibriVox Volunteers. The title of this work sufficiently indicates the nature of its contents. The Usages of Good Society relate not only to good manners and to good breeding, but also to the proper etiquette to be observed on every occasion. (From "Introductory Remarks") Note: The abbreviation viz. (or viz without a full stop) is short...
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Feb 15, 2020 Various
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LibriVox recording of Short Story Collection Vol 084 by Various. Read in English by Lynne T; Peter Thomlinson; Dale Grothmann; April6090; Tomewing; KevinS; Grace Buchanan; Kelly S. Taylor; Scott Danneker; ChadH94; Neslihan Stamboli And so we present the 84th Librivox Short Story Collection! Each tale is selected and read by a Librivox volunteer. Once again, we have a wide variety of stories, from the amusing to the perplexing. Zane Grey, Maxim Gorky and H.G. Wells are among the authors selected...
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Feb 15, 2020 Andrew Lang
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LibriVox recording of Historical Mysteries by Andrew Lang. Read in English by LibriVox volunteers. Edited by Andrew Lang, Historical Mysteries is a collection of infamous unsolved mysteries from various points in history. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org .
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Feb 14, 2020 Maisie Ward
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LibriVox recording of Gilbert Keith Chesterton by Maisie Ward. Read in English by Larry Wilson; Dick Bourgeois-Doyle; Candace Tuttle; Kathleen Moore; Buchernarr; Carol Pelster; juddmoss; KevinS This is the first and only authorized biography of G.K. Chesterton, written by his friend, Maisie Ward. Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874 – 1936), was an English writer, poet, philosopher, dramatist, journalist, orator, lay theologian, biographer, and literary and art critic. He wrote around 80 books,...
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Feb 14, 2020 Fritz Leiber
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LibriVox recording of The 64-Square Madhouse by Fritz Leiber. Read in English by Phil Chenevert A machine of blinking lights and smelling of ozone is entered into a Grand Master chess tournament. One of the first computers. Would it be shamed by human genius or would it out think these human prodigies through sheer calculating power? Well, the machine was not perfect. It could be tricked. It could make mistakes. And—it could learn! (summary by phil c and the publisher) For further...
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Feb 14, 2020 Paul Boldt
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LibriVox recording of Junge Pferde! Junge Pferde! by Paul Boldt. Read in German by marham63; Sonia; lorda; Sandra Schmit Paul Boldt war ein Lyriker des Expressionismus. Er veröffentlichte mit zunächst rasch wachsendem Erfolg ab 1912 Gedichte in der literarisch-politischen Zeitschrift "Aktion". Sein einziger, 1914 veröffentlichter, Gedichtsband Junge Pferde! Junge Pferde! fand große Beachtung. Er führte ein unstetes Leben und bewegte sich, mehr Beobachter als gesellig, unter...
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Feb 14, 2020 George MacGregor
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LibriVox recording of The History of Burke and Hare, And of the Resurrectionist Times by George MacGregor. Read in English by Michele Fry; Colleen McMahon; John; William Allan Jones; Maeve; Greg Giordano; Ciufi Galeazzi; Mairi Patterson; Catherine Emerson; KevinS; Larry Wilson From the preface: ".....of all the criminal events that have occurred in Scotland, few have excited so deep, widespread, and lasting an interest as those which took place during what have been called the...
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Feb 13, 2020 Christoph David Friedrich Weinland
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LibriVox recording of Kuning Hartfest by Christoph David Friedrich Weinland. Read in German by Bernd Ungerer Nach dem großen Erfolg von ‚Rulaman‘ schrieb David Friedrich Weinland ein weiteres Buch. Diesmal spielt die Geschichte in der Zeit der Römer und Germanen und erzählt von Kuning Hartfest und seinem Leben. Diesmal dient als Vorlage für das Hörbuch die 3. Auflage des Spamer Verlages Leipzig von 1905. Im Hörbuch nicht enthalten sind die Vorwörter und die Anmerkungen zu den...
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Feb 13, 2020 W. Mattieu Williams
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LibriVox recording of Science in Short Chapters by W. Mattieu Williams. Read in English by ke126; Colleen McMahon; Availle; Melanie D. Young; Steve C; Jeffery; Jordan Owen; Sam Isaacson; jenno; Blane Aden McKoy; BettyB; Anita Sloma-Martinez; Mickey Lee Rich; tommack; Amy Gramour; Wayne Cooke; KevinS; Andrew Howley; Rachel Marie; Tom Hirsch; Cadia B; Chad Jackson; ChadH94; Foon This is a collection of articles written by W. Mattieu Williams on different subjects, that in his opinion "are...
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Feb 13, 2020 A. A. Milne
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LibriVox recording of When We Were Very Young by A. A. Milne. Read in English by Mark F. Smith A.A. Milne wrote many poems to entertain his young son, Christopher Robin Milne, who appears to have been about three when "When We Were Very Young" was published. The book is a collection of 45 poems that celebrate a world and a point of view that a very young person could understand and enjoy. It became a best-seller. Christopher Robin is introduced as a character in some of the poems. We...
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Feb 12, 2020 Various
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LibriVox recording of Harper's Young People, Vol. 01, Issue 20, March 16, 1880 by Various. Read in English by KevinS; Kathryn Phipps; Larry Wilson; Ryan Fahey; Rachel Marie; BettyB Harper's Young People, an illustrated weekly publication for children, includes serialized and one-off short stories, tales from history, poetry, puzzles, and other fun. This 20th issue of the serial, published on March 16, 1880, contains stories of a young sailor's difficult work in the furnace room, travels with a...
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Feb 11, 2020 LibriVox cover makers
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A thirty-sixth collection of CD cover art, created by volunteers for some of our LibriVox Audio Books.  We'll add more covers as our volunteers create them, so please check back. Each cover can be downloaded as a .pdf to print out and insert into a jewel case, or as a 300x300px .jpg for your iTunes Album Art. This is just one of many LibriVox cover art pages. You'll find a complete list on our top page .
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Feb 11, 2020 William Hazlitt
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LibriVox recording of Characters of Shakespeare's Plays by William Hazlitt. Read in English by Nemo; Eva Davis This famous Shakespearean exploration illuminates its plays through the frame of character, while also weighing theme, mood, structure and poetics. In it, 19th-century critic William Hazlitt unveils Shakespeare's genius in creating and infusing characters with a life-likeness that often challenges, if not overshadows, more material human nature -- in both inner and outer worlds. As he...
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Feb 10, 2020 Various
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LibriVox recording of Children's Short Works, Vol. 033 by Various. Read in English by Sonia; EJWiley; BettyB; Pseudonymous Nerd; Betsy Walker; ChadH94; Kyle L.; Rapunzelina; AnaP; Colleen McMahon Librivox's Children's Short Works Collection 033: a collection of 15 short works for children in the public domain read by a variety of Librivox members. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the...
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Feb 10, 2020 John Tulloch
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LibriVox recording of Rational Theology and Christian Philosophy volume 2 by John Tulloch. Read in English by Barry Ganong In this second volume of his work on English rational theology in the seventeenth century, Tulloch describes the lives and works of the group of theologians known as the Cambridge Platonists. - Summary by Barry Ganong For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox...
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Feb 10, 2020 Joseph A. Altsheler
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LibriVox recording of The Texan Scouts by Joseph A. Altsheler. Read in English by LibriVox Volunteers. This is a sequel to Texan Star and continues the adventures of young Ned Fulton as he finds himself a part of the struggle for Texans to defend against the Mexican army and reach independence. In his travels across the state he meets historical figures involved in the struggles on both sides. It has the hallmarks of a good Western novel set in an historical background. The trilogy is finished...
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Feb 10, 2020 Terence
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LibriVox recording of Heautontimorumenos; the Self-Tormentor by Terence. (Translated by Henry Thomas Riley.) Read in English by ToddHW; Tomas Peter; MichaelMaggs; Adrian Stephens; alanmapstone; Larry Wilson; Sonia; Nemo; TJ Burns; Leanne Yau; Eva Davis; B L Newman Terence's six plays are comedies written while he was a slave to a Roman senator. In this one, a severe father compels his son Clinia, in love with Antiphila, to go abroad to the wars; and repenting of what has been done, torments...
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Feb 10, 2020 Molière
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LibriVox recording of George Dandin, ou Le mari confondu by Molière. Read in French by Sonia; Linda Olsen Fitak; Rémi; Christiane Jehanne; Pauline Latournerie; Margot; Frédéric Surget; Stéphanie; ToddHW George Dandin soupçonne sa femme de le tromper avec un galant. Mais il a beau s'enrager et essayer de convaincre ses beaux-parents de la trahison, à chaque coup qu'il veut les surprendre en flagrant-délit, les amants s'en tirent de l'affaire. Une farce tragi-comique de la plume de...
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Feb 10, 2020 James Fenimore Cooper
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LibriVox  reading of The Pilot by James Fenimore Cooper.  Read in English by Jim Locke. The work, which was admired by Herman Melville and Joseph Conrad for its authentic portrayal of a seafaring life and takes place during the American Revolution, launched a whole genre of maritime fiction. It features a mysterious and almost superhuman American sea pilot (based on the American hero John Paul Jones) who fights battles off the coast of England against the British and American loyalists. One...
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Feb 9, 2020 Hans Hoffmann
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LibriVox recording of Die Teufelsmauer und andere Erzählungen by Hans Hoffmann. Read in German by Margot; schrm; Katharina Glowalla Vier Erzählungen, die teils überraschende, mehr oder weniger übernatürliche Handlungen und Pointen schildern: In "Die Teufelsmauer" tritt der Leibhaftige auf, ebenso die Jungfrau Maria. "Wasser!" schildert eine Erfahrung auf einer Hochzeitsreise in (der Alpenwein-Gegend Süd-) Tirol. In der "Schattenseite" beleuchtet Hoffmann das...
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Feb 9, 2020 Bernard Gay Marshall
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LibriVox recording of Cedric the Forester by Bernard Gay Marshall. Read in English by Lynette Caulkins A rollicking juvenile adventure tale, this historical adventure book received the Newbery Honor award in 1922. Set in England during the early 1200s, the scion of a Western Marches noble family relates the many encounters and battles that he faces with the Saxon yeoman who becomes his best friend. This yeoman, great of cross-bow skill and strategy, often saves the day, and after earning...
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Feb 9, 2020 Jonathan Swift
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 7 recordings of A Description Of A City Shower by Jonathan Swift. This was the Fortnightly  Poetry project for  January 26, 2020. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; Chris Pyle; Garth Burton; Graham Scott; Larry Wilson; Phil Schempf and Sommer Ward. You don't find a weather forecast like this local media. - Summary by David Lawrence For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available),...
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Feb 9, 2020 Nannie Rebecca Glass
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 17 recordings of The Sleet by Nannie Rebecca Glass. This was the Weekly Poetry project for  Febrfuary 2, 2020. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; Caitlin Buckley; Chris Pyle; David Lawrence; fshort; Garth Burton; Gina Briggs; Graham Scott; Julie Burks; Julian Pratley; KevinS; Lee Ann Howlett; Larry Wilson; MaryAnn; Phil Schempf; Tyrel Sorensen and VM Nielsen. This Weekly Poem is taken from The Mountain Spring and Other Poems, pub 1913. ( David Lawrence) For...
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Feb 9, 2020 Archibald Williams
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LibriVox recording of The Romance of Modern Mechanism by Archibald Williams. Read in English by LibriVox volunteers. In 1910, when this book was published, the advancement of modern mechanism was still moving at a rapid pace. It must have seemed like very day, new inventions were made to make life easier. Most of these are still very much in use today, such as the lawn-mower, automatic milking machines in the dairy industry, fire engines, and escalators. Learn about how these worked in this...
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Feb 9, 2020 Robert Eduard Prutz
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LibriVox recording of Gedichte - Neue Sammlung by Robert Eduard Prutz. Read in German by seito Robert Eduard Prutz, geb. 30. Mai 1816 in Stettin; gest. 21. Juni 1872 in Stettin, war ein politisch engagierter Schriftsteller, Journalist und Dramatiker. Die 1843 veröffentlichten „Gedichte – Neue Sammlung“ beleuchten die Epoche des „Vormärz“, die Zeit zwischen der Juli-Revolution 1830 in Frankreich und der Märzrevolution 1848/49 in Deutschland (Paulskirchenverfassung), aus der Sicht...
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Feb 9, 2020 Hendrik A. Lorentz
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LibriVox recording of The Einstein Theory of Relativity by Hendrik A. Lorentz. Read in English by Availle. When Albert Einstein published his first paper on relativity theory, it caused a stir in the physicists' community. When more and more evidence was gathered to prove the theory correct, even laymen became interested in it. Since the theory of relativity uses involved higher mathematics, it is considered notoriously difficult to grasp, and at the time it was published, it was claimed that...
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Feb 9, 2020 Johanna Spyri
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LibriVox recording of Vinzi: A Story of the Swiss Alps by Johanna Spyri. (Translated by Elisabeth P. Stork.) Read in English by Anita Sloma-Martinez At 12 years old, Vinzi's only desire is to study his beloved music. But his father wants to make a farmer of him, and is displeased whenever he finds Vinzi yielding to his musical inclination. Mother and sister look on wistfully as circumstances go beyond their control, but throughout, they trust to the protection of their Father in Heaven. This is...
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Feb 8, 2020 Jacob Abbott
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LibriVox recording of Cyrus the Great by Jacob Abbott. Read in English by deongines This history is the story of Cyrus, the founder of the Persian Empire, sixth century BC. - Summary by Deon Gines For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org . M4B Audiobook (196MB)
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LibriVox recording of Lettre à un magistrat sur le commerce de la librairie... et Lettre sur les aveugles... by Denis Diderot. Read in French by Christiane Jehanne Deux Lettres écrites avec tout le talent de Denis Diderot. 1/ Sur les lois régissant le commerce de librairie, les droits, les contrefacteurs déjà à l'époque … 2/ Sur les capacités des aveugles à percevoir et comprendre le monde. D'importantes et très précieuses réflexions et pensées de Diderot nous apportent une mine...
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Feb 8, 2020 Various
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LibriVox recording of Coffee Break Collection 26 -- It's a Small World by Various. Read in English by Garth Burton; KevinS; Craig Campbell; Sarah Brown; HarthStonebrew; Tom Nunes; Colleen McMahon; Rita Boutros; BettyB; Christine Lehman; SweetHome This is the 26th Coffee Break Collection, in which Librivox readers select and read poems, fiction and non-fiction pieces of fifteen minutes' duration or less. The subject for this collection is "It's a Small World". Readers have interpreted...
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Feb 7, 2020 Xavier Marmier
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LibriVox recording of L' arbre de Noël: contes et légendes by Xavier Marmier. Read in French by Christiane Jehanne; Margot; Stéphanie; Martine; Sandra Schmit; Rémi Dans ce livre, Xavier Marmier (1808-1892) a rassemblé 44 contes et légendes, collectionnés du monde entier. Parmi eux on trouve des contes allemands des frères Grimm, des légendes des peuples de l'Amérique du Nord, des histoires régionaux de France, des récits orientaux, et bien plus encore. - Summary by Sonia For further...
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Feb 7, 2020 Edgar Allan Poe
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LibriVox recording of The Complete Poetical Works of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe. Read in English by volunteer readers. In placing before the public this collection of Edgar Poe's poetical works, it is requisite to point out in what respects it differs from, and is superior to, the numerous collections which have preceded it. Until recently, all editions, whether American or English, of Poe's poems have been verbatim reprints of the first posthumous collection, published at New York in...
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Feb 6, 2020 Helen W. Pierson
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LibriVox recording of History of England In Words of One Syllable by Helen W. Pierson. Read in English by KevinS; Ruth P.; Kathryn Phipps; Rita Boutros; Andy Glover; Anita Sloma-Martinez; linny; Mark Dykshoorn; Alex Khaeliso A simple history of England written principally with words of one syllable. Books of these kind, I understand, are helpful for both beginning and remedial reading students. - Summary by KevinS For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS...
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Feb 6, 2020 John Kendrick Bangs
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LibriVox recording of Cobwebs from a Library Corner by John Kendrick Bangs. Read in English by April6090; Larry Wilson; oogiesragdoll; Kirill D; Sarah Brown; nighthawks; B L Newman; ChadH94; Tasniim; Caroline Kiley; thestorygirl; Pseudonymous Nerd; Rachel Marie; Austin Heath; KevinS; Kathleen Moore This is a book of 57 sections divided into 2 parts. The first part is comprised of 26 poems & the second part concludes with 31 assorted stories & otherwise. John Kendrick Bangs had been...
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Feb 5, 2020 Théophile Gautier
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LibriVox recording of La Muerta Enamorada by Théophile Gautier. Read in Spanish by Mongope En esta obra corta de Gautier un anciano sacerdote, Romualdo, relata su experiencia de amor con la bella Clarimonda. Romualdo en el oficio de toma de sus hábitos queda deslumbrado por la belleza de una misteriosa mujer que no deja de mirarle y que al finalizar la ceremonia habla con él y le augura la infelicidad por haber dedicado su vida a Dios. El superior de Romualdo, Serapio, le advierte sobre el...
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Feb 5, 2020 Various
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LibriVox recording of The Junior Classics Volume 3: Tales from Greece and Rome by Various. (Translated by William Patten.) Read in English by Gillian Hendrie The purpose of The Junior Classics is to provide, in ten volumes containing about five thousand pages, a classified collection of tales, stories, and poems, both ancient and modern, suitable for boys and girls of from six to sixteen years of age. (summary from book introduction) This collection consists of Volume 3, including many tales...
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Feb 5, 2020 John Donne
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LibriVox recording of John Donne's Satires by John Donne. Read in English by Thomas A. Copeland Donne’s Style In John Donne’s day, a satire was such a poem as a satyr might compose. Satyrs were rough, savage creatures in Greek mythology, human to the waist but goat from there down. That is the reason that Donne’s style in these poems exceeds his normal difficulty in syntax, vocabulary, thought, and meter. His age enjoyed untangling such puzzles, and some poets cultivated obscurity as an...
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Feb 4, 2020 Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
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LibriVox recording of La Barraca by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez. Read in English by Mongope. La barraca nos cuenta la historia de Batiste y su familia que llegan a la huerta valenciana a trabajar cultivando unas tierras abandonadas. Eran las tierras del tío Barret, caído en desgracia al no poder pagar el arrendamiento a Don Salvador, dueño de ellas. Toda la huerta se une para que nadie vuelva a ocupar esa parcela. Batiste será odiado por todos sus vecinos. Le harán de tal modo la vida...
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Feb 4, 2020 William John Locke
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LibriVox recording of The Rough Road by William John Locke. Read in English by Simon Evers The book tells the story of "Doggie" Trevor, who, having been wrapped in cotton wool since babyhood, becomes a snobbish rich dilettante. All this changes as World War I begins and Doggie takes a commission in the Army – with near disastrous results. However, he takes stock of his life and later signs on as a simple English Tommy. He fights in France alongside his friends and the book tells of...
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Feb 4, 2020 Maurice Maeterlinck
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LibriVox recording of La vie des abeilles by Maurice Maeterlinck. Read in French by Christiane Jehanne Vie de ces insectes stupéfiants, et aussi philosophie, voire mysticisme..., l'Esprit de la Ruche ... - Summary by Christiane Jehanne For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit...
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Feb 4, 2020 Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
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LibriVox recording of The Wyvern Mystery by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu. Read in English by Amy; fiddlesticks; John; Rachel Lintern; KaelyMonahan; Shasta; Lucy Park; Joan Windle; Sandra Cullum; Melissa Green; Dustin Thomas; Adrian Stephens A classic with a pinch of romance, a pinch of gothic, and a dash of mystery, are you interested yet? When young Alice Maybell’ father dies she is taken in by Squire Fairfield, a widower with two handsome young sons, Charles and Harry. As Alice grows into a...
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Feb 3, 2020 James H. Schmitz
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LibriVox recording of Legacy (Version 2) by James H. Schmitz. Read in English by Mark Nelson Ancient living machines that after millennia of stillness suddenly begin to move under their own power, for reasons that remain a mystery to men. Holati Tate discovered them—then disappeared. Trigger Argee was his closest associate—she means to find him. She's brilliant, beautiful, and skilled in every known martial art. She's worth plenty—dead or alive—to more than one faction in this obscure...
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Feb 3, 2020 National Geographic Society
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LibriVox recording of The National Geographic Magazine Vol. 08 - 12. December 1897 by National Geographic Society. Read in English by Larry Wilson; Availle; KevinS; BettyB The National Geographic Magazine, an illustrated monthly, Vol VIII, the December Number. It includes the following articles: A Special Announcement, by F. H. Newell, Secretary The Washington Aqueduct and Cabin John Bridge, by D. D. Gaillard Gardiner Greene Hubbard, by John Hyde Pollution of the Potomac River, by F. H. Newell...
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Feb 3, 2020 Francis Whiting Halsey
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LibriVox recording of Great Epochs in American History, Volume I by Francis Whiting Halsey. Read in English by BettyB; Linda Johnson; Anita Sloma-Martinez; Michael Fassio; Ciufi Galeazzi; Rita Boutros; Larry Wilson; timli; Bill Mosley; Jddykst This is the first volume in ten volume series of great epochs in the history of the United States, from the landing of Columbus to the building of the Panama Canal. In large part, events composing each epoch are described by men who participated in them,...
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Feb 3, 2020 Walter De la Mare
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LibriVox recording of The Sunken Garden and Other Poems by Walter De la Mare. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk This fantastic adventure into the realms of the imagination is a superb example of the incomparable skill of poet Walter de la Mare. In this collection the poet explores the intersection of reality and fantasy within the context of an earth-centeredness that extends far beyond our knowing present - an exploration garnered from dreams, from mindful awakening, indeed from ephemeral...
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Feb 3, 2020 Fergus Hume
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LibriVox recording of The Sealed Message by Fergus Hume. Read in English by Celine Major A mysterious message on a record is found sealed in a cylinder. A heroine straight out of a fairy-tale is kept secluded by a guardian with questionable motives. Add a murder, a gallant and fearless hero to the rescue and you have all the ingredients necessary to make this a very entertaining little mystery by acclaimed British author Fergus Hume! - Summary by Celine Major For further information, including...
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Feb 2, 2020 Isaac Goldberg
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LibriVox  reading of Little Blue Book 646: The Spirit of Brazilian Literature. Read in English by KevinS One of the many Little Blue Books published to make learning available to all. These were short, informative, and inexpensive books that discussed many topics, including biographies, literature, essays, and more. This volume discusses Brazilian literature in an historical context. - Summary by KevinS For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD...
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Feb 2, 2020 James Whitcomb Riley
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 10 recordings of A Discouraging Model by James Whitcomb Riley. This was the Weekly Poetry project for January 26, 2020.  Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; Caitlin Buckley; Ethan Hurst; fshort; Garth Burton; Graham Scott; L0ki; KevinS; Lee Ann Howlett and Larry Wilson. As a poet, Riley achieved an uncommon level of fame during his lifetime. He was honored with annual Riley Day celebrations around the United States and was regularly called on to perform readings at...
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Feb 2, 2020 Robert Matteson Johnston
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LibriVox recording of The French Revolution by Robert Matteson Johnston. Read in English by Beth Thomas (1974-2020); Pamela Nagami; Michael Fassio; Ariphron; Richard Auty ; Lincoln Peterson; KHand; Sonia A companion volume to his previous "lightning biography" of Napoleon, this book is an outline of the overall shape and impact of the French Revolution, with references given for deeper study. It is a deliberately short and approachable work, suitable for those reading about the French...
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Feb 1, 2020 Various
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LibriVox recording of Short Poetry Collection 200 by Various. Read in English by Larry Wilson; Bruce Kachuk; Dale Grothmann; KevinS; Winston Tharp; Tomas Peter; Newgatenovelist; Craig Campbell; Sonia; Mike Overby; Phil Schempf; Peter Thomlinson; Jessa C; Kelly S. Taylor; Thomas A. Copeland; Anita Sloma-Martinez; Gina Briggs This is a collection of 65 poems read in English by LibriVox volunteers for January 2020. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS...
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Feb 1, 2020 Worthington George Smith
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LibriVox recording of Mushrooms and Toadstools (Third Edition) by Worthington George Smith. Read in English by Larry Wilson; Ruth P.; Leni; Chloe Mayer; Catherine Emerson; Carla Marvin; Tasniim; Phil Schempf; Peter Yearsley This is a useful, but not comprehensive description of both edible and poisonous fungi found in Great Britain. Although the book is well illustrated, the descriptions are well done and useful. - Summary by Larry Wilson For further information, including links to online text,...
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Feb 1, 2020 Geraldine Bonner
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LibriVox recording of The Black Eagle Mystery by Geraldine Bonner. Read in English by Mike Overby A New York corporate lawyer falls eighteen stories from the Black Eagle Building. Suicide, cops say. That Hollings Harland was part of a black organization, cornering the market on copper, and about to be exposed to the world. He had just excused himself from an acrimonious meeting with the wealthy Johnston Barker, perhaps another agent of the organization. Could Harland have defected? Spunky...
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Feb 1, 2020 Various
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LibriVox recording of The Jade Flute by Various Chinese Authors. Read in English by Frédéric Surget A collection of mindful ancient Chinese poetry by Li Po, Wan Ts’u, Mei Chang and other masters set in English prose by anonymous translators. (Summary by Frédéric Surget) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to...
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Jan 31, 2020 Henry Fox
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LibriVox recording of What the ''Boys'' Did Over There by Henry Fox. Read in English by Jeffery Personal accounts and recollections of soldiers coping with body lice, poisonous gas, rats, and death in the trenches during WWI. - Summary by Jeffery Smith For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer...
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Jan 30, 2020 David Cory
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LibriVox recording of Billy Bunny and Uncle Bull Frog by David Cory. Read in English by Larry Wilson; Jenn Broda; Susan Floerchinger; Anita Sloma-Martinez; Elisabeth Holland; Dave S; Kathryn Phipps; Kennonward; Ellies; Kudrna; Claire Haney; David Olson; Violet Bleu; Sriks; Lola Janie David Cory is the author of over 50 children's book including the Little Jack Rabbit series and the Puss-in-Boots series. These Billy Bunny stories were first syndicated in magazines as short episodes. - Summary by...
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Jan 29, 2020 Kenjiro Tokutomi
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LibriVox recording of Nami-ko by Kenjiro Tokutomi. (Translated by Sakae Shioya; Edwin Francis Edgett.) Read in English by Availle Nami-ko, a young woman of a noble Japanese family, has recently married the naval officer Takeo, the only heir of a friend of her father's. The couple is very happy together and Takeo is doing everything to create the perfect life for his wife, even more so when she contracts tuberculosis. Takeo's mother, however, sees Nami's illness as a threat to the survival of...
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Jan 28, 2020 William Blake
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LibriVox recording of Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience by William Blake. Read in English by Thomas A. Copeland The short, simple lines of these delicate poems resemble song lyrics, emphasizing the concrete but hinting at transcendent realities, although a few deal with abstractions directly. Many voices are heard: of children (once possibly a fetus), animals, parents, and narrators.  The two companion volumes deal with the inevitable passage from the child’s wonder and delight in...
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Jan 27, 2020 Henry Blake Fuller
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LibriVox recording of The Cliff-Dwellers by Henry Blake Fuller. Read in English by LibriVox Volunteers. Between the former site of old Fort Dearborn and the present site of our newest Board of Trade there lies a restricted yet tumultuous territory through which, during the course of the last fifty years, the rushing streams of commerce have worn many a deep and rugged chasm. These great canons—conduits, in fact, for the leaping volume of an ever-increasing prosperity—cross each other with a...
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Jan 26, 2020 Mark Twain
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LibriVox recording of Mark Twain in the New York Times, Part Three (1890-1899) by Mark Twain. Read in English by John Greenman This collection of articles by and about Mark Twain and his family was compiled by Barbara Schmidt, publisher of twainquotes.com. Included in Part Three of this chronological listing (1890-1899) are some of Twain’s short stories, speeches and letters, as they appeared in the New York Times in that decade. The original microfiche articles are available at the New York...
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Jan 26, 2020 Thomas West
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LibriVox recording of A Guide to the Lakes by Thomas West. Read in English by Phil Benson In the late eighteenth century, English writers discovered the landscape, not only in the paintings of Claude Lorrain, Nicolas Poussin and Salvator Rosa, but also as a place to be visited and viewed as if it were a picture. No part of England was more discovered in this period than the Lake District, which was transformed over the course of the next century from a remote region of farmland and inaccessible...
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Jan 26, 2020 Gertrude Stein
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 11 recordings of Roast Beef by Gertrude Stein. This was the Weekly Poetry project for  January 19. 2020. Read in English by Algy Pug; Bruce Kachuk; Caitlin Buckley; David Lawrence; Ethan Hurst; KevinS; Lee Ann Howlett; Larry Wilson; Nemo and Seamus Dobbin. The last stanza of the prose poem Roastbeef, part of 'Food', taken from Stein's book Tender Buttons (1914), consisting of three sections titled "Objects", "Food", and "Rooms"....
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Jan 25, 2020 Hayyim Nachman Bialik
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LibriVox recording of Arye Ba'al Guf אריה בעל גוף by Hayyim Nachman Bialik. Read in Hebrew by Omri Lernau אריה "בעל גוף" הוא סיפור קצר מאת חיים נחמן ביאליק והיצירה הראשונה שפרסם בפרוזה. הסיפור התפרסם בהמשכים בכתב העת הספרותי השילוח בשנת 1899. דמותו של אריה מבוססת כנראה על אדם אמיתי שחי בעיר הולדתו ז'יטומיר "Arye...
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Jan 24, 2020 John Lord
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LibriVox recording of Beacon Lights of History, Volume 12: American Leaders by John Lord. Read in English by KHand A continuation of United States history, Volume 12 discusses key US leaders in the time up to and including the Civil War. In this volume are presented Andrew Jackson, Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, John C. Calhoun, Abraham Lincoln and Robert E. Lee. As noted in the Publisher's Preface, the discussion regarding Lee was written by Dr. E. Benjamin Andrews from the University of...
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Jan 24, 2020 Alexander Berkman
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LibriVox recording of Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist by Alexander Berkman. Read in English by Kwame Genov; onhyattus; antonygirgis; MajorHistory; Stephen Harvey; ChadH94; Beau Wood; Christine Lehman; ke126; Josh Kibbey; Cate Mackenzie; Kathleen Moore; Andrew Grant; ljarrow; PhyllisV; Chuck Williamson; John In 1892, anarchist and Russian émigré Alexander Berkman was apprehended for the failed assassination of industrialist Henry Clay Frick. This was a retaliatory act meant to incite revolution...
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Jan 24, 2020 Katharine Haviland Taylor
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LibriVox recording of Natalie Page by Katharine Haviland Taylor. Read in English by Jim Locke; Kathleen Moore Natalie Page is coming to visit her aunt and uncle in New York. Of course they want her around, but every social engagement is more important, even when she is ill. So Natalie starts to focus on small mysteries like her stolen bracelet, and observe the people around her. She writes a lot about their norms, habits and deeds. Would she be able to frive during her stay or would she always...
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Jan 23, 2020 Richard B. Morris
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LibriVox recording of The Jeffersonians, 1801-1829 by Richard B. Morris. Read in English by Ciufi Galeazzi. In this short (58 page) work, Morris and Woodress present a selection of fascinating source materials to survey key events which occurred during the presidencies of Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, and John Quincy Adams. As the authors state in their preface, "The early part of the last century was an exciting time to live in America. The signers of the Declaration of Independence and the...
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Jan 23, 2020 Elphinstone Dayrell
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LibriVox recording of Folk Stories from Southern Nigeria, West Africa by Elphinstone Dayrell . Read in English by Farnood; PhyllisV; Stefan Von Blon; Anita Sloma-Martinez; ceekay; Kathrine Engan; JT; Paul Brian Stewart; John; Elizabeth Jenkins; Jordan Cline; Tim van der Scheer; Mary Frances; Nan Dodge A collection of folk stories and fairy tales from Southern Nigeria gathered by Elphinstone Dayrell, deputy commissioner of the region when the book was published. - Summary by Elsie Selwyn For...
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Jan 21, 2020 M. S. Pine
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LibriVox recording of The Venerable Don Bosco the Apostle of Youth by M. S. Pine. Read in English by KevinS; Phil Chenevert; Michael Curran; Larry Wilson; John; Hincenbergs; Gordon S. Jones; Carol Pelster; Susan Morin This brief sketch of the holy life and marvelous achievements of a great inheritor of the spirit of Saint Francis of Sales, Saint Don Bosco is intended only to stimulate souls to a wider study of this loving Apostle of Youth, and so to a knowledge and reverence and appreciation,...
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Jan 21, 2020 King James Version (KJV)
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LibriVox recording of Bible, Complete, King James Version (KJV). Read in English by Michael Armenta The 1769 Oxford Edition. The King James Bible is one of the most important books in the English speaking world, so influential that its language permeates facets of society from religion, politics, literature, art, education and music. (Summary by Michael Armenta) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available),...
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